Overview

ESTABLISHED SOLUTION FROM A HERITAGE SUPPLIER

Low and medium earth orbit environments require cables to perform under considerable stress that can risk their crucial ability to transmit data, compromising launch vehicle and satellite systems. The emerging NewSpace industry needs durable cables that continue to perform reliability so we can stay connected and monitor the earth. Government and commercial companies also need affordable cables manufactured quickly to meet demanding program schedules.

By combining extensive materials expertise with decades of proven traditional spaceflight heritage, Gore offers a reliable, affordable high data rate solution delivered fast for NewSpace applications.

HIGH-QUALITY SIGNALS IN A DURABLE DESIGN

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are purpose-built for dataline applications like high-resolution cameras, digital signal processors, onboard computing and more. They carry high-quality signals reliably and accurately at data transmission speeds up to 1 GHz. These cables offer balanced lines with controlled impedance at 100 ohms. Their serial, point-to-point datalines with LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) also support ECSS-E-ST-50-12C and TIA-644-A requirements.

But, we don’t compromise on the strength of our cables either. They’re constructed with unique fluoropolymer materials that can endure extreme conditions, like shock, vibration, chemicals, radiation, extreme temperature ranges and more. Yet our materials are lighter weight to help meet challenging mass budgets and tighter installation paths.

From launch to orbit to re-entry into earth’s atmosphere, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables ensure lifelong protection and performance so that critical systems can continue functioning at all times.

Construction of Gore’s durable, low-profile shielded twisted pair cables
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Engineered fluoropolymer jacket

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Braided shield

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Color-coded composite dielectric

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Silver-plated copper alloy conductor

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Durable, low-profile construction of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables

Applications

PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS NEWSPACE APPLICATIONS

Offering balanced datalines with controlled impedance, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables prove dependable in a variety of LEO and MEO applications, including:

  • digital signal processors
  • high-resolution cameras, sensors and detectors
  • high-speed subsystem interconnections
  • onboard computing

If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.

Features & Benefits

GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and onboard conditions, including:

  • chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
  • low outgassing and radiation-resistant materials
  • lightweight construction with smaller diameters

Our cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:

  • high-quality signals for reliable high-speed data transmission up to 1 GHz
  • balanced datalines with controlled impedance at 100 ohms
  • serial, point-to-point datalines with LVDS supporting ECSS-E-ST-50-12C and TIA-644-A requirements
  • durable construction endures the harshest launch and orbit conditions
  • low-profile construction helps meet challenging mass budgets and tight installation paths
  • affordable solution delivered fast to meet demanding program schedules and frequent launch capabilities
  • low-risk product qualified to ESA Class 2 and NASA Level 2
  • selected complimentary samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
  • leverage proven performance with 100% failure-free flight record in hundreds of traditional spaceflight programs

For more information about the features and benefits of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.

Properties

These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for NewSpace applications..

Electrical Property Value
Data Rate GHz Up to 1
Standard Impedance Ohms 100 +/- 6
Typical Operating Voltage V < 15
Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft) 4.10 (1.25)
Nominal Skew ns/m (ns/ft) 0.05 (0.16)
Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft)
  Conductor-to-Conductor
  Conductor-to-Shield
 
69.0 (21.0)
40.0 (12.0)
Dielectric Withstanding Voltage V DC (1 Ohm x km) Conductor-to-Conductor/Shield
  24 AWG
  26 AWG
  28 AWG
 
1600
1300
1200
Mechanical / Environmental Property Value
Jacket Material Extruded Fluoropolymer
Jacket Color Yellow
Conductor Silver-Plated Copper Alloy
Conductor Color-Coding White
Dielectric Material Expanded PTFE/PTFE
Shielding Material Silver-Plated Copper
Temperature Range °C -200 to +180
Radiation Resistance TID Mrad 10+
Vacuum Stability % (ASTM 595; ECSS-Q-70-02)
  Volatile Condensable Mass (VCM)
  Total Mass Loss (TML)
 
< 0.01
< 1.0

Qualifications

With a thorough understanding of products operating in space, customers’ needs and appropriately scoped NewSpace test procedures, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are tested and qualified in adherence to strict standards, including:

  • ANSI/TIA 644-A: Electrical Characteristics of Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Interface Circuits
  • ECSS-E-ST-50-12C: Space Engineering - SpaceWire Links, Nodes, Routers and Networks
  • ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C, Annex G Class 2: Space Product Assurance — Commercial Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components
  • NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2: Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification, and Derating

For more information about the qualifications of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.

More Information

LEARN MORE ABOUT GORE SHIELDED TWISTED PAIR CABLES OR ORDER NOW

Purpose-built for dataline applications operating in NewSpace, Gore’s controlled-impedance cables prove reliable in transmitting high speed data. Confirm the quality of our cables and their compatibility in your NewSpace application by ordering our complimentary samples shipped within 48 hours in the U.S.

For more information or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today. When you’re ready to order, connect with our authorized U.S. distributor for in-stock availability.

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W. L. Gore & Associates Exhibiting Virtually at IMS2021

June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021

Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.

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Perseverance on Mars: Gore Facilitates Successful Mars Rover Landing

Posted February 18, 2021

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) joined countless scientists and space exploration enthusiasts in celebrating the successful landing of the Mars 2020 Mission’s Perseverance Rover on the Red Planet.

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GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Honored, Set Gold Standard with Industry Innovators Award

Posted September 16, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a Gold honoree. These assemblies are being recognized for their durability and reliability for precision testing of electronic warfare (EW) / radar suites; electronic surveillance/counter measures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; and navigation/communication systems.

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Gore Products to Enable Mars 2020 Mission Communications

Posted July 30, 2020

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) today announced the company’s involvement in the Mars 2020 Mission scheduled for launch on July 30 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. This U.S. mission addresses high-priority scientific goals for exploration to help answer the questions of potential life on Mars.

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